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Concerto in C major for two trumpets.

by Antonio Vivaldi

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This double trumpet concerto is among the most familiar creations of Vivaldi (1678 —1741). We know very little about his purposes or the circumstances concerning it. It is the only concerto Vivaldi wrote which featured trumpets.

"The material is appropriately flashy and fanfare-like in the outer movements, both of which are marked Allegro and propelled by vigorous rhythmic support from the strings. The trumpets usually play together in the solo passages and add some interesting color to the strings when playing along in the tutti. In the first movement the strings take a turn toward the minor mode, which the trumpets turn back to the major. The central Largo is basically serves as a short bridge between the two outer movements; the soloists are not heard, and the strings tread through a series of nonmelodic repeated chords. The third movement dashes forward vigorously and emphatically in triple meter. When the strings turn to the minor mode this time the trumpets respond in kind." Bril.

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